Nontraditional & Special Populations
Nontraditional Occupations or fields of work are occupations in which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25 percent of the total individuals employed in each such occupation or field of work. Examples include careers in computer science, technology and other emerging high skill occupations.
Research Study – 2009
- Strategic Plan for Overcoming Barriers to Career Education (PDF)
- Career Education Status of Special Populations in Nebraska Public Secondary Schools and Community Colleges (PDF)
- Career Education Plans and Obstacles: A Survey of 9th and 12th Grade Nebraska High School Students (PDF)
- Career Education Plans and Obstacles: A Survey of Nebraska Community College Students (PDF)
- Overcoming Barriers to Career Education Survey Form (PDF)
- Overcoming Barriers to Nontraditional Occupation Career Paths for Girls Survey Form (PDF)
- Career Plans Survey 9th Grade Survey Form (PDF)
- Career Plans Survey 12th Grade Survey Form (PDF)
- Career Plans Survey Community College Student Survey Form (PDF)
Juvenile Corrections Grant
reVISION is a year-long process that provides Nebraska schools with the opportunity to analyze and transform their current career education systems in order to improve their ability to educate a qualified workforce that meets industry needs within an ever-changing economy. Working in collaboration with postsecondary education and regional workforce/economic development leaders, the reVISION process links career educators, school administrators, school counselors, and industry professionals. Under the leadership of the Nebraska Department of Education and in partnership with the Nebraska Departments of Labor and Economic Development, the reVISION process is a strategic approach for schools to analyze their current career education system and make plans, as needed, for adjustments. Click here to download the reVISION informational flyer.
2017-2018 reVISION Initial Grant Recipients!
Congratulations to the 2017-2018 reVISION Initial Grant award recipients! We look forward to working with each of you throughout this year!
Arapahoe Public Schools
Brady Public Schools
Central City Public Schools
David City Public Schools
Riverside Public Schools
Tri County Public Schools
reVISION has been awarding grants since 2011. Learn about past grant recipients (coming soon).
Important Dates and Application Information
- February 5, 2018: Application Available
- May 1, 2018: Applications Due by 5:00pm CST. Upload applications here: http://bit.ly/reVISION
- June 15, 2018: Award Notification
- July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019: Grant Award Year
Click here to find out more about the reVISION grant program, including types of grants, eligibility, selection criteria, and FAQ.
In the News!
Rural communities often face unique challenges associated with improving the quality of CTE programming. Check out reVISION as a featured program addressing this issue from AdvanceCTE! Download the article here.
For more information, contact:
Deputy State Director, Career Education
The reVISION grant program is made possible through reserve funds from the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 and statewide leadership funds.
Professional Development Opportunities
For NCE Educators
Nebraska Career Education Beginning Teacher Institute
Nebraska Career Education Conference
Nebraska Career Education Leadership Academy–coming in 2019
For All Educators
For NCE Career Field Leaders
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources IMPACT Workshops
Business, Marketing and Management Standards Workshops
Communication and Information Systems Standards Workshops
Health Sciences Workshops
Human Sciences and Education (FCS) Workshops
For Nebraska School Counselors
Nebraska School Counseling Academy – TBA
2016 NCE Professional Learning Survey Results
Marketing Your CTE Program
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What is CTE Month®?
CTE (Career and Technical Education) Month is a public awareness campaign that takes place each year in February. It is a great opportunity to celebrate Career and Technical Education and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across Nebraska and the U.S. Led by a variety of CTE groups and spearheaded by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), the month is organized around a tagline. CTE Month 2017, with its tagline of “Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow!,” gives you the chance to inform others of the innovation and excellence that exists within your local CTE programs and raise awareness of the crucial role that CTE plays in readying our students for careers and our nation for economic success.
How Can YOU Raise Awareness for CTE Month?
This is YOUR chance to raise awareness of your work and that of other CTE educators. Engage all your stakeholders in the CTE conversation, from students to policymakers. Your target audiences want to know about local CTE programs as well as statewide programs. Refine your messages to reflect that!
Resources have been developed by Nebraska Career Education, the Association for Career and Technical Education, and AdvanceCTE to help local Career and Technical educators develop and conduct activities that promote the benefits of CTE, success stories, and program achievements during CTE Month.
Share your CTE Month Activities
CTE Month is your opportunity to celebrate all things Career and Technical Education (CTE). Nebraska Career Education would love to hear about and highlight what’s happening in your community, keeping in mind this year’s theme, “Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow.”
Please send a synopsis of any activities or initiatives you have planned – such as events, video contests, awards programs, open houses showcasing CTE, etc. We’d also love to collect any photos or materials you are planning to use to promote CTE month you may have to share.
We are partnering with the Association for Career and Technical Education Nebraska (ACTEN) and collaborating with partners to get the word out about CTE via as many communication channels as possible throughout the month.
This is a great opportunity for you to highlight what you are doing in your community, so please feel free to share any resources and activities with us at your convenience.
Send your photos and CTE Month stories and best practices to:
Entrepreneurship and Career Education Specialist
Nebraska Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
2017 CTE Month PowerPoint Template
Use this PowerPoint template to provide your stakeholders an overview of Nebraska’s Career Education System and promote the great work happening in your area.
Nebraska Career Education Model and System Overview (NCE Primer)
Learn about the incredible things happening throughout Nebraska in Career Education.
Nebraska Career Education At-A-Glance: Data and Research
Showcase Nebraska’s CTE student population and their performance in multiple areas.
Nebraska Career Education Programs of Study 2016-2017
View the current State Model Programs of Study in Nebraska for all six career fields.
YOUR NCE Story
Identify helpful ways to tell your story and how it relates to the vision and mission of Nebraska Career Education.
How can I get involved in CTE Month?
Capitalize on the many opportunities educators, students, administrators, counselors, parents, and businesses have to get involved during CTE month.
Communicating with the Media
Tell your story about the innovation and leadership in your CTE classrooms during CTE Month.
Engage your elected representatives, including mayors, city managers, county executives, state legislators, governors, and Congress.
Working with Business and Industry Leaders
Engage with business leaders in your area during CTE Month to strengthen the mutually beneficial partnership between business/industry and education.
CTE Month Success Stories
See how other educational institutions, businesses, and governments all over the country held events during CTE Month in 2016.
CTE Month Calendar
View the Association of Career and Technical Education’s (ACTE) calendar for a list of their partner organizations who will hold their own outreach events during CTE Month 2017.
CTE Month 2017 Video PSA Contest
View ACTE’s CTE Month 2017 Video Public Service Announcement contest winners.
Nebraska Career and Technical Student Organization CTE Month links (coming soon)
Nebraska Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)
|The Center for Student Leadership|
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)
HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)
Specialty Support Programs
Integrated throughout the six career fields.
Nebraska Career Academy Programs
Nebraska Career Academy Programs
In 2012, the Nebraska Unicameral passed legislation requiring the Nebraska Department of Education to establish quality standards and operational guidelines for career academy programs in Nebraska secondary schools. The intent is to ensure quality career academy programs across the state and to establish an evaluative process to measure effectiveness of career academies.
View a listing of Rule 47 approved Nebraska Career Academies — coming soon!
These regulations, often referred to as Rule 47, define a career academy program as:
A sequence of credit-bearing academic and career technical courses which reflect a Career Cluster selected in response to local, regional or state employment needs and demand for expertise.
In developing Rule 47, the Nebraska Department of Education researched best practices from across the nation. In addition, the requirements addressed in Rule 47 are based on the work of the National Career Academy Coalition and their National Standards of Practice.
To view Rule 47 in its entirety, please visit:
Nebraska Department of Education: Rule 47
Regulations for Career Academy Programs Established by School Districts
CTE Data and Research
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Data & Research website provides quick access to empirical information related to Career & Technical Education (CTE) in Nebraska, including resources on topics such as CTE student outcomes, data reporting and accountability, return on investment, and labor market information.
Nebraska CTE Delivers!
Important Dates & Deadlines
2018 Conferences and Workshops
Nebraska Career Education Staff
Perkins IV State Plan By Sections